Transparency for greater energy efficiency
AICHINGER welcomes EU Guidelines on Eco-Design and Energy Consumption Labelling
As of March 1, 2021, comprehensive European Union Guidelines will apply to the manufacture and sale of commercially used refrigerated storage cabinets, refrigerated appliances with direct sales function and refrigerated display units. AICHINGER, one of the leading manufacturers of refrigerated counters and refrigerated display cases “Made in Germany”, expressly welcomes the introduction of the new EU directives. “These create transparency and comparability for the customer. In addition, the efforts of all manufacturers to develop and manufacture the most energy-efficient refrigeration units possible will be accelerated. We have been measuring energy consumption and other significant parameters under real conditions in our certified AiMA test laboratory since 2010. In addition, the energy consumption of our best-selling SIRIUS®3 refrigerated counter has been visible in real time and online since 2013,” emphasizes Dr. Oliver Blank, Managing Director of AICHINGER GmbH.
This multi-specialist for counters, refrigerated display cases and shopfitting design had started early with the implementation of the EU directives in development, manufacturing, sales, after sales and service and is prepared for the introduction of these guidelines. From March 1, 2021, only products that comply with the new EU directives will be offered, sold and delivered.
On our website www.sirius3.de, the consumption data of a SIRIUS®3 counter in operation can be called up live and also tracked over longer periods of time. AICHINGER thus has created complete transparency in energy consumption and underlines their commitment to quality.
AICHINGER supports the introduction of the new EU guidelines to improve the energy efficiency of refrigeration equipment. The company takes other factors into consideration in addition to energy efficiency in the total life cycle costs. The quality of the materials used has a significant impact on the service life. For example, at AICHINGER, the evaporators are protected against corrosion and the aluminum fins of the evaporator are stable and made of high-quality materials. The fans feature a very long service life of 75,000 hours, very low energy consumption of 1.7 W, long-term stable bearings and the moisture protection classification IP 68. This premium manufacturer produces its refrigerated counters and self-service refrigerated display cases at its headquarters in Wendelstein near Nuremberg. The short distances from the suppliers and to the customers additionally improve the eco-balance in the production and delivery of the products.
EU Guidelines on Eco-design and Energy Consumption Labeling
The aim of these guidelines on eco-design (EU) 2019/2024 and energy labelling (EU) 2019/2018 is to improve the energy efficiency of refrigeration appliances with direct sales function and to contribute to climate neutrality in the EU. These directives are accompanied by obligations on the part of the supplier and its dealers with regard to the documentation and labeling of equipment.
These changes apply to the guidelines for eco-design, energy consumption labeling, and the eco-design of commercial refrigerated storage cabinets and refrigeration appliances. The framework for labeling and providing uniform information is governed by Regulation (EU) 2017/1369. In addition, the EU product database EPREL (European Product Registry for Energy Labeling) already registers all products relevant to energy consumption. Information on products, the energy consumption labels and product data sheets are there presented.